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This week, Mike discusses what a lame duck Congress will mean for feds with Bill Bransford, partner, Shaw, Bransford & Roth. Topics include congressional pay cuts, furloughs for feds, and a 2011 pay freeze.
September 29, 2010
Congress is getting ready to sink its teeth into the massive shifts in defense spending proposed by Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
Some of the items listed in the House Republicans' Pledge to America directly affect federal employees. Politico's Jonathan Allen rates the odds of success for some of the pledge's items.
A bill by Sen. Thomas Carper (D-Del.) aims to save the Postal Service from mounting debt with the POST Act.
A cybersecurity measure still in draft form would give President Obama additional powers. The proposed legislation would permit the President to declare an emergency if there's a threat to the nation's electrical grid.
From pay freeze proposals to furloughs, there are a lot of issues before Congress that could affect feds. This week on Your Turn, Mike interviews Charity Wilson from the American Federation of Government Employees and Jessica Klement from the Federal Managers Association, about what a lame duck Congress can do to federal workers and retirees.
September 22, 2010
A week from today --the Senate Armed Services Committee is going to have a hearing about Pentagon's plans to close the Joint Forces Command headquarters in Norfolk to save money. Va. Sen. Jim Webb, who is a former Navy Secretary has pushed to get the hearing because they are concerned that the JFCOM closure will hit Virginia and the Tidewater region hard from an economic perspective. Webb and the rest of the Va. Congressional delegations are said to be exploring options to stop the shutdown.
The private sector and Congress are showing wide support for federal telework.
Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) tells the DorobekINSIDER he has some concerns about the Pentagon's procurement changes.